ST. LOUIS— May 20, 2021 — Afinitas, the leading global infrastructure equipment and services company, has aligned its platform of infrastructure technologies into three, solution-focused business units that are defined by the customers and markets they serve. This new company structure, which combines the strengths of its well-known HawkeyePedershaab, BFS, New Hampton Metal Fabrication, Spillman Company and CAM Products brands, enables Afinitas to better address the needs of its precast concrete producers with more sales, engineering, technology and customer support resources and an enhanced product selection.
Afinitas is now organized into:
The Equipment and Automation Division, led by Daniel Bühler, Global President, which includes machinery and services from the trusted HawkeyePedershaab and BFS brands, plus other innovations from brands like mbk Maschinenbau GmbH. With offices in the U.S., Denmark, Germany, Italy and India, this division serves the needs of drycast and wetcast concrete product producers worldwide.
The Forming Systems Division, which brings together the strengths of the New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company brands, is led by Jamie Wegner, President, with offices in New Hampton, IA, and Columbus, OH, USA. This division covers a wide spectrum of wetcast formwork needs, including architectural, transportation, storm and sanitary sewer, utility and retaining wall products.
The Concrete Accessories Division, led by Aaron Schmidgall, President, and headquartered in Mediapolis, IA, USA, offers CAM Products, HawkeyePedershaab and Spillman Company brand accessory products. The selection includes high-quality steel and plastic reinforcement spacers for drycast and wetcast applications, magnet adaptors, shear steel stirrup mats, polyurethane products, and other pipe and precast production accessories, including Icon Thermal Shear Connectors.
This three-division organization is reflected prominently in the company’s new and improved (www.afinitas.com) website that recently launched. The new site replaces the current brand websites and brings the entire Afinitas offering under one umbrella. It is designed to offer customers a number of ways to find solutions, including by application, brand, or product type. The site includes more detailed product information, specifications and numerous resources to aid in the selection process. In addition, online purchasing is available for spacer and magnet products.
“Combining our strengths into unique, yet complementary, business units and providing a new web presence to match will help customers around the globe find the solutions they need faster. In fact, they now have even more choices at their disposal.” said Brad Schmidgall, Afinitas CEO. “These steps are part of our strategy to build a company and customer experience unmatched in the industry, and we are confident the result will be new innovations that will benefit our team members and the industry.”
The Afinitas platform brings together global leaders in the design, manufacture, installation and support of equipment for the production of precast concrete and infrastructure products. The company is organized into three divisions: Equipment and Automation (representing the HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc. and BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH brand products); Forming Systems (representing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company brand products) and Concrete Accessories (representing products from CAM, HawkeyePedershaab and Spillman). By combining this expertise, Afinitas strengthens its commitment to providing best-in-class solutions and service for its customers around the world. Afinitas is part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. To learn more, go to afinitas.com.
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